Renew Stamp 4 based on Investor & Entrepreneur Schemes

To remain in Ireland lawfully when your current Stamp 4 expires, you must renew your immigration permission and registration in person at a registration office.

If successful, you'll be given a fresh stamp in your passport and a new Certificate of Registration (GNIB card). Read a longer description about the Investor & Entrepreneur Schemes and Stamp 4.

In some circumstances you may not be able to renew, eg your business has closed. If you think you no longer meet the conditions for Stamp 4, contact us for advice before you go to a registration office.

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Confirm your expiry date

The expiry date for your current immigration permission & registration is shown in your passport and on your Certificate of Registration (GNIB card).

To apply for a renewal, you must visit a registration office within the 2 week period before expiry.

If you do not renew in time, future applications could be affected by gaps in your immigration record. In some circumstances, you may have to leave the country.

Prepare to renew

When you were first granted permission to stay in Ireland, you were sent a letter with detailed information about your permission and related conditions.

The letter also contained information about how to renew, including documents and other evidence you need. If you have lost your letter, contact Investor & Entrepreneur Schemes.

In summary, Stamp 4 may be renewed if you can show you continue to meet the conditions of the Investor & Entrepreneur Scheme.

Read a longer description of the renewal process and what happens next.

Help & information

Investor & Entrepreneur Schemes
Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service
Department of Justice and Equality
13-14 Burgh Quay
Dublin 2
D02 XK70




If you have questions, contact us.

Updated: 5 September 2016

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